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Frantumaglia

(2016)
A Writer's Journey
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This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante's workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over twenty years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing.

In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers' questions. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions. She explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that it isn't good enough for publication. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with the cities she has lived in, with motherhood, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse of memories, material, and stories. The result is a vibrant and intimate selfportrait of a writer at work.

    

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Used availability for Elena Ferrante's Frantumaglia

Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-292-5 / 978-1-60945-292-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
ISBN: 1-60945-432-4 / 978-1-60945-432-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Frantumaglia: A Writer's Journey
Author(s): Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon UK